That makes sense to me. When I read complicated DIY's on the internet I generally get overwhelmed in a situation where I could have figured it out myself faster.
Heating was the most logical idea to me! I am going to pull the fork legs sometime tonight hopefully to check for straightness. Aluminum does have cold flow properties but where I am skeptical is "how long does it take to cold flow" as opposed to just bending it. 6months in a twisted configuration isn't in the cards.